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Tinfoil hat

Humorists have created the term tinfoil hat to describe headgear lined with aluminium foil, worn by eccentrics to keep out imagined mind-controlling radiation.

This draws on the stereotypical image of belief in mind control by ESP, microwave radiation or other technological means as part of the symptoms of paranoid schizophrenia.

Other stereotypical paranoid concepts include:

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